July 28, 2021

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Valorant: G2 Esports adds former pro Zeek to roster

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G2 Esports has finally completed its Valorant roster with the joining of former Fortnite professional Aleksander “Zeek” Zygmunt.

Zeek

The organization revealed the signing of its fifth player to the Champions Tour, the biggest tournament for Valorant in 2021. Zeek has a decorated background in Fortnite, unlike the other retired CSGO veterans on the G2 Valorant squad.

The 19-year-old has rich experience on the European side of Fornite, representing AGO Esports. As he entered the competitive scene when the beta was closed, he quickly caught up with Riot’s first person shooter. After a short time in a Polish squad called “Those Guys”, Zeek joined the European noplenki team.

The Polish player started making headlines when noplenki entered the First Strike after beating some of the big teams in the qualifying. In the quarter finals, the roster lost its edge to FunPlus Phoenix, a high ranking team in the competitive scene in Valorant. The disappointing run at First Strike resulted in the separation of noplenki as zeek entered free agency.

While Valorant’s top teams are studded with CSGO veterans, Fortnite players are also making their moves. Zeek’s shift from the Royal Battle to the FPS will allow him to compete in a much more active sports ecosystem.

G2 Adds a fifth player – Zeek

After a subpar performance in Valorant from its former star player, David ‘Davidp’ Prins. G2 finds Zeek to replace him and he is removed from the squad.

When a plethora of other organizations experimented with rosters, the European team joined the budding Valorant esports scene. G2 emerged as an absolute powerhouse, completing first in every tournament they participated in. 

After winning the Allied Esports Odyssey, the BLAST invitational and the Vitality European Open, the squad won itself the title of  the Unbeatable. Team Heretics, however, ended that streak by pouncing on the G2 in the European Finals of the First Strike.

The first loss saw the team bid farewell to Davidp, as the team was looking for someone to lead the roster. Heading into 2021, the organization seeks to bring significant changes back to the fore.In addition to Zeek, in place of Michael ‘Mikes’ Hockom, whose trial expired last year, a new coach Neil ‘nEiLZiNHo’ Finlay was appointed . 

The team is set to join the Valorant Champions Tour with these two new additions. Despite limited experience with FPS, zeek could have been the dark horse to surprise the skeptics. 

His highlights testify that he could be G2’s trump card in his upcoming matches. The Sova main would have to work with another agent, such as Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks of G2, who likes to work on the current list with the Russian initiator.

It would be interesting to see if G2 succeeds in replicating its successful 2020 spell with a new player.